80-Year-Old WNY Man Pushed to His Death Over Mask
History may be made in the death of a WNY man. An 80-year-old man has died due to a dispute over a face mask.
Prosecutors in West Seneca have charged a man with criminally negligent homicide due to a dispute over a mask, according to WKBW. A dispute here in Western New York, left an 80 year-old man dead, all over a mask. Donald Lewinski, of West Seneca, has been taken into custody. The incident happened on September 26 at Pamp's Red Zone Bar and Grill on Southwestern Blvd. in West Seneca. He was taken into custody on Monday, October 5, 2020.
The Erie County District Attorney John Flynn alleges that Lewinski got into a disagreement with another bar regular, Rocco Sapienza. Sapienza realized that Lewinski was not wearing a mask, while moving around the bar. Lewinski pushed the 80-year-old Sapienza, allegedly with both hands. Sapienza hit his head on the ground, which caused a seizure. Sapienza was unresponsive for four days at Erie County Medical Center, where he died on September 30. His cause of death is blunt force trauma to the head.
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